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TJ Maxx cuts ties with Kanye West following Adidas drop

TJ Maxx cuts ties with Kanye West following Adidas drop

A number of retailers have cut ties with the rapper

US retailer TJ Maxx has become the latest business to cut ties with Kanye West following his antisemitic comments made over the last few weeks.

The decision comes after West faced criticism over the last few weeks for posting anti-semitic statements on social media, which include a tweet sent on 8 October, where Ye said he would soon go 'death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE'.

Now, the retailer has become the latest company, along with Adidas, Gap and Foot Locker, to cut ties with the rapper.

In a statement to CNNBusiness, TJ Maxx said: "At TJX we do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or hate of any kind.

"We have instructed our buying teams not to purchase this merchandise for sale in any of our stores globally."

The move comes after West was reportedly escorted out of the Skechers offices after showing up unannounced on Wednesday, where it was believed that he was trying to pitch his Yeezy brand.

TJ Maxx has become the latest business to cut ties with Kanye West.

Skechers told UNILAD in a statement: "The Comfort Technology Company™ stated that West – also referred to as Ye – arrived unannounced and without invitation at one of Skechers’ corporate offices in Los Angeles.

"Considering Ye was engaged in unauthorised filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his party from the building after a brief conversation."

They added: "Skechers is not considering and has no intention of working with West.

"We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate antisemitism or any other form of hate speech.

"The Company would like to again stress that West showed up unannounced and uninvited to Skechers corporate offices."

Adidas has cut ties with the rapper.
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Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Adidas also cut ties with the rapper, saying that it 'does not tolerate' anti-semitism.

"Adidas does not tolerate anti-semitism and any other sort of hate speech," the brand said in a statement.

"Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.

"After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies.

"Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect."

The rapper has also been reportedly dropped by his agency, CAA. Furthermore, a completed documentary made about West will also be scrapped because of the comments, as revealed in an internal memo.

The memo read that the studio executives couldn't 'support any content that amplifies his platform'.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact Stop Hate UK by visiting their website

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Topics: Celebrity, Kanye West